In the western world, the amount of children in the average family decreased remarkably between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Britain in 1925, 6.7% of families had six or more children. In the 1870s, how many had the same number of children?

Answer: 51.6% of all families had six or more children.

Source: The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Volume VI by H.J. Habakkuk

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